Penn Neuro-Ophthalmology
Patient Information

What Sets Penn's Neuro-Ophthalmology Group Apart?

Neuro-ophthalmology at Penn is unique because of our comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. To ensure a thorough evaluation, our fellowship-trained specialists work closely with experts in other disciplines closely allied to neuro-ophthalmology, including neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, and neuroradiology. State-of-the-art neuro-imaging provides accurate diagnosis for a full range of neuro-ophthalmologic problems.


Disorders Treated

Our team of specialists evaluate and treat patients with vision loss and eye movement disorders resulting from a variety of neurological disorders. We also treat patients with poorly-defined visual symptoms, many of which remain unresolved despite previous ophthalmic and neurologic evaluations. The program includes evaluation and treatment for:

Double vision
Ischemic optic neuropathy
Optic neuritis
Other optic nerve problems
Pupillary abnormalities
Unexplained vision loss
Visual field defects
Migraine and related visual complaints
Optic disc swelling
Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome

Abnormal eye movements (ophthalmoparesis or nystagmus)
Intracranial lesions affecting the visual pathway

Location of services

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania)
Scheie Eye Institute
Pennsylvania Hospital
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
VA Medical Center 

To make an appointment

To learn more about our services and specialists, or to make an appointment, please call PENNLine, 1-800-635-7780. Alternatively, for appointments with Drs. Avery, Hamedani, or Liu at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania or Dr. Hamedani at Pennsylvania Hospital call 215-662-3606, with Drs. Shindler, Tamhankar, or Ross at the Scheie Eye Institute call 215-662-8100, or Drs. Avery or Liu at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia call 215-590-2791.